Monday, April 15, 2013

Who's On Top: Movies

This Week's Spotlight

Biographies of great athletes can be roughly sorted into three categories. There are hero-worshiping fables suitable for fourth-grade classrooms, scandalous feet-of-clay exposés and, rarest of all, narratives that link sports with significant, nonathletic historical events and social issues. In America those events and issues almost always have to do with race, which makes the life of Jackie Robinson especially ripe for sweeping, comprehensive treatment. But while “42,” Brian Helgeland’s new film about Robinson, gestures toward the complicated and painful history in which its subject was embroiled, it belongs, like most sports biopics, in the first category. It is blunt, simple and sentimental, using time-tested methods to teach a clear and rousing lesson. — A. O. Scott

Top Ten Movies
1. 42
2. Scary Movie V
3. The Croods
4. G.I. Joe: Retaliation 
5. Evil Dead
6. Jurassic Park
7. Olympus Has Fallen 
8. Oz The Great And Powerful
9. Tyler Perry's Temptation
10. The Place Beyond The Pines

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